M'sia has little to gain from CPTPP, says UN researcher

Annabelle Lee

Modified 14 Jun 2019, 10:31 am

Malaysia does not stand to gain much in trade should it ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), contends a UN researcher.

At a discussion at the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (Isis) Malaysia this morning, UN Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) senior economic affairs officer Rashmi Banga presented a study which predicted a 13 percent fall in the country’s merchandise trade balance - US$2.4 billion (RM10 billion) - should it enter into the agreement...

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